Cameras Everywhere Report 2011

Current Challenges And Opportunities At The Intersection Of Human Rights, Video And Technology

 

Cameras Everywhere Report 2011

"This report asks the hard questions about how to protect and empower those who attempt to expose injustices through video. It provides specific recommendations for immediate and future actions that can reduce danger for those risking their lives. This report is an important step to understanding how we can harness the power of video and technology to empower activists to protect and defend human rights. This is the age of transformative technology."

 

PETER GABRIEL
Co-founder, WITNESS

 

 

Cameras Everywhere Report 2011

WITNESS’ Cameras Everywhere aims to ensure that the thousands of people using video for human rights can do so as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. This report is based on discussions with over 40 senior experts and practitioners in technology and human rights. It presents a roadmap to emerging trends in policy and practice at the intersection of human rights, technology, social media, and business. Cameras Everywhere goes on to make specific recommendations on how important players in the new human rights landscape can take specific, manageable steps to strengthen the practical and policy environments for human rights video, and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) used for human rights.

 

KEY CHALLENGES

There are five areas that present the most pressing challenges: Privacy and Safety; Network Vulnerabilities; Information Overload, Authentication and Preservation; Ethics; and Policy.

 

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Long-term and sustainable change for the effective use of video for human rights requires genuine engagement between civil society, business and government to be impactful. We outline several key steps for technology companies and developers, investors, human rights organizations, funders and policy makers.

 

WITNESS Next Steps »

Cameras Everywhere Report 2011

WITNESS’ Cameras Everywhere aims to ensure that the thousands of people using video for human rights can do so as effectively, safely and ethically as possible.

Read press release »
Read report online »
Download pdf version »

Arabic »
French »
Spanish »

December 3, 2013 - By Sarah Kerr
What if our devices could capture and store more information in our media? What if we could help media makers make their material trustworthy? WITNESS is excited to announce that we are very close to...

The App that Authenticates SmartPhone Photos (FR)

Source: Radio France Interationale | February 11, 2013

Radio France Internationale reported on InformaCam in their radio broadcast, as well as their print website. 

More »

Sam Gregory on WAMU's 'Kojo Nnamdi Show' Radio Panel

Source: WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show | February 5, 2013

Sam Gregory was a featured panelist on the radio show, discussing "the different ways innovators use crowdsourcing today while asking what obstacles still could be limiting its potential." 

More »

Human Rights group wants to put an end to fake mobile images and videos

Source: The Daily Dot | February 1, 2013

"But now one group is trying to bring a little more transparency to the process with a new app and metadata standard that promises auto-verification of a photo's legitimacy." This article about InformaCam interview Bryan Nunez about WITNESS's innovative app. 

More »